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Sarcoxie City Fire Department shuts down for six months

Sarcoxie, Missouri, will be without a city fire department for six months.

Read the full press release from Mayor Debbie Royce below:

Dear Fellow Citizens:

Since taking office as Mayor, the city fire department has been in disarray. Not only is there an inadequate number of volunteers, but most of the equipment is either out of date or unusable. After many discussions and with concern for the safety of our firefighters, the Aldermen and I have decided to close the city fire department temporarily.

We have applied for grants to buy the equipment needed and we are looking for others. We are hoping that we will be able to have the monies to replace the equipment in six (6) months. At that time, we will be looking for twenty (20) able-bodied men and women who will be willing to serve the fire department as volunteers.

In the meantime, the Sarcoxie Rural Fire Department has agreed to cover our city for fire and medical calls.

Debbie Royce

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